Meaning of plasma

plas•ma

Pronunciation: (plaz'mu), [key]
— n.
  1. the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements.
  2. cytoplasm.
  3. whey.
  4. a green, faintly translucent chalcedony.
  5. a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electrons.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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